by Catherine J. Frompovich as republished from Activist Post
Recently there’s been some media buzz that a certain chemical was voluntarily taken out of beverages due to a concerned fifteen-year-old Mississippi teenager’s online petition, plus consumer concerns, to get brominated vegetable oil [BVO] out of soft drinks and beverages. Apparently, Coca-Cola has agreed to eliminate BVO from its popular sports drink Powerade as has Gatorade, made by PepsiCo. Sarah Kavanaugh’s Change.org petition gathered 200,000 signatures. Applause, applause, applause!